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Fantastic Forces Online Science Adventure

Pull up a chair as we push the boundaries of physics in this interactive program about forces. Using a combination of cool demonstrations students will explore and test the forces acting on a variety of objects.

Forces online science adventure

Is inertia stronger than friction? In this 45 minute online session, learners will investigate pushes and pulls and uncover some fantastic things that forces can do. We’ll explore some of our favourite interactive physics demonstrations and test the forces acting on various objects. This session includes an introduction to an inquiry activity for students to complete after the session.

Grade Levels

Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6

Curriculum Links

Science K: Motion of objects
Science 2: Forces and Motion
Science 6: Newton’s laws

Availability

  • Thursday mornings, October 2022 - June 2023
  • Other mornings available upon special request

Language

  • French
  • English

Additional Information

Workshop Information

Check out what requirements you’ll need to host a workshop in General OSA Workshop Information and Requirements.

Before the Workshop (optional)

Teachers may try this Tablecloth Pull demo prior to the session or delivery concurrently with the presenter. Or do as a follow up activity. Review video (start at 2:23) – Note: You do NOT need to use water in the cups. You can add extra weight by using blocks, coins, sand, stones, etc.

Materials:

  • Table with level, smooth, clear surface
  • A tablecloth (slippery works best) OR paper towel with no seams along the edges
  • Tower building supplies (safe stackable materials like blocks or cups and plastic plates or trays)

During the Workshop (optional)

Deliver the tablecloth pull with us! We will guide you through this, but check out the video linked above to prepare! We will be doing the ‘tower’ portion of the video during the session.

Parlez-vous français?

French language sessions subject to staff availability. Please email [email protected] to inquire before booking.

Finished the workshop?

Continue on your adventure!

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Survivors

Artist: Jeff Kulak

Jeff is a senior graphic designer at Science World. His illustration work has been published in the Walrus, The National Post, Reader’s Digest and Chickadee Magazine. He loves to make music, ride bikes, and spend time in the forest.

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Egg BB

Artist: Jeff Kulak

Jeff is a senior graphic designer at Science World. His illustration work has been published in the Walrus, The National Post, Reader’s Digest and Chickadee Magazine. He loves to make music, ride bikes, and spend time in the forest.

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Comet Crisp

Artist: Jeff Kulak

Jeff is a senior graphic designer at Science World. His illustration work has been published in the Walrus, The National Post, Reader’s Digest and Chickadee Magazine. He loves to make music, ride bikes, and spend time in the forest.

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T-Rex and Baby

Artist: Michelle Yong

Michelle is a designer with a focus on creating joyful digital experiences! She enjoys exploring the potential forms that an idea can express itself in and helping then take shape.

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Buddy the T-Rex

Artist: Michelle Yong

Michelle is a designer with a focus on creating joyful digital experiences! She enjoys exploring the potential forms that an idea can express itself in and helping then take shape.

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Geodessy

Artist: Michelle Yong

Michelle is a designer with a focus on creating joyful digital experiences! She enjoys exploring the potential forms that an idea can express itself in and helping then take shape.

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Science Buddies

Artist: Ty Dale

From Canada, Ty was born in Vancouver, British Columbia in 1993. From his chaotic workspace he draws in several different illustrative styles with thick outlines, bold colours and quirky-child like drawings. Ty distils the world around him into its basic geometry, prompting us to look at the mundane in a different way.

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Western Dinosaur

Artist: Ty Dale

From Canada, Ty was born in Vancouver, British Columbia in 1993. From his chaotic workspace he draws in several different illustrative styles with thick outlines, bold colours and quirky-child like drawings. Ty distils the world around him into its basic geometry, prompting us to look at the mundane in a different way.

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Time-Travel T-Rex

Artist: Ty Dale

From Canada, Ty was born in Vancouver, British Columbia in 1993. From his chaotic workspace he draws in several different illustrative styles with thick outlines, bold colours and quirky-child like drawings. Ty distils the world around him into its basic geometry, prompting us to look at the mundane in a different way.